In this assignment, you are expected to analyze the political dynamics of one historical presidential election. You will focus on one candidate in the target year, looking at how they navigated the electorate. What interest/demographic groups did they try to target? What issues were important in that year? What do you think affected the candidate’s success or failure in winning the Oval Office? This assignment should be 5-7 pages, double spaced, 12 pt font.
-This should have a minimum of 4 documented sources. Any time you bring in outside information, you must cite the source and provide a reference listing. No Wikipedia or similar sources! If you’re having trouble getting started, please talk with me. This assignment can be in APA, MLA, or any other citation format you’re familiar with, as long as you are documenting your sources.
-Remember that this isn’t a biography assignment. I don’t want to read what the presidential candidate was doing when they were 5 years old unless it’s directly related to their election campaign. The goal of the assignment is to try to answer the question of why this candidate’s campaign was or was not successful.
-If a candidate ran more than one time (for example, a successful candidate who ran for reelection), make sure you’re focused on one election cycle in your paper.
Some references you can use to start off with.